Now that the weather is cool the chard is coming back.
Some of the tomatoes are struggling to ripen but the Roma’s are thriving.
Also, now that the weather is cool, I’m willing to use my oven again.
As I can’t abide having anything go to waste we are eating a lot of tomato – chard soup for lunch.
And this gratin was a hit that will be repeated,
Total time: 40 minutes
- 8oz (240gr) chard, chopped
- 2 large shallots, sliced
- 2 tsp butter
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 cup Greek yogurt
- 2 tbs Dijon-style mustard
- 1 tsp paprika
- 4 – 5 Roma tomatoes, thinly sliced
- 1/3 cup shredded cheese
- 1 tsp olive oil
- Fry shallots in butter until tender and starting to brown.
- In medium bowl beat eggs well.
- Add yogurt, mustard, paprika. Mix well.
- Add chard, shallots and mix well.
- Lightly oil a baking dish. Spoon chard/shallots in and pat down.
- Arrange tomato slices on top in a single layer.
- Sprinkle with cheese and bake at 400F (200C) for 30 minutes.
- Remove and serve directly from baking dish.
When we first got to our friend’s house in Spain we drove around the top of the village. It’s easier to park if we come down from the top rather than up from the base.
Anyway, we came up on a herd of goats with their goatherd walking through the upper part of the village. We slowed down. Goats have right of way.
As we turned the corner, going down to our friend’s house we came up on a flock of sheep, with their shepherd.
The photo was through the windshield, but you get the idea…..
Sheep and goats going through the village is a daily occurrence as they are moved from area to area for grazing.
Sometimes they go off on one of the many paths or trails that wind around the mountains; other times they go further down the road.
You can see the flock of sheep on the road (this was very exciting for the dogs). It’s too far away to see but there is a shepherd in the front and a dog bringing up the rear.
It was a big flock.
After they were gone I took the dogs for their walk down the same road.
This photo is looking back to the village from where the sheep were.
We’re in the building with the third roof from the bottom.
That’s Genghis in the corner on the road.
The next morning I managed to get this shot of the mountain just as the sun was coming up.
We keep saying we’re going to hike to the top….
Maybe next summer.